This transcript appears in the November 6, 2020 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
How the President Can Win the Election
This is the edited transcript of remarks made by Roger Stone to the October 28, 2020 Press Availability sponsored by the LaRouche PAC. Mr. Stone has been a long-time political campaign strategist, and the author of many books, including The Making of the President 2016: How Donald Trump Orchestrated a Revolution.
Let me address the most burning question of the moment, which is what will happen in next Tuesday’s election. We have a real contrast between the two campaigns.
Joe Biden is like a basketball team in the fourth quarter that has a lead and is now just trying to avoid any error. He’s trying to sit on and ride out a lead. By the way, that’s the most dangerous place to be in American politics because it’s boring. It gets no public attention and no interest. Richard Nixon tried this in 1968, and he came within a hair of losing that contest based on his desire to play it safe and have essentially nothing to say in the closing days. Biden is locked down in his basement; he ventures out every couple of days to meet with very small groups of voters from very far away, essentially just to prove to the public that he’s actually still alive.
Contrast that with the President, who is a happy warrior, who’s out talking about an upbeat, positive vision for the country; who is stressing economic growth and opportunity; who has a great record to run on, and is running on it. He also doesn’t have any problem taking the wood to Joe Biden on the burgeoning international bribery and corruption scandal that the mainstream media in the United States is trying desperately to pretend isn’t even happening.
In the 40 years I have been in American politics, I have never seen this level of suppression and censorship of a story. There are no valid arguments about Biden’s laptop. We now have not one, but two of his former business partners who have stepped forward, essentially to corroborate the allegations based on first-hand knowledge. They would make terrific witnesses; they also have their own sets of emails that are compromising for Hunter Biden and his relationship with the Chinese.
If you examine the polls prior to the pandemic, when Donald Trump was leading Joe Biden by nine points, and if you examine the polls post-pandemic in which the President is trailing Joe Biden by ten, really efficiently the same number. Then you examine the internal polling to see who has moved, it’s quite interesting. Virtually no voter group moved place except for African Americans and Hispanics. Among those two groups, the President was winning an historically high-level pre-pandemic, and his support was literally cut in half, I think by the sour economy caused by the pandemic.
The Hispanic Electorate
Therefore, were I running the Trump campaign, which I am not, I would be moving resources into Spanish-language radio and urban radio in Cleveland, in Detroit, in Milwaukee, in Philadelphia, in Richmond, in Charlotte, in Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, in Orlando, Tampa, and so on. The campaign does not appear to be doing that. I would also caution them that they have a terrific Spanish-language ad on in Florida, but it makes reference to Cubans being for Donald Trump.
As someone who is married to a Cuban American whose family fled Castro, I get it. But it’s important that they recognize that the majority of Hispanics voting in Florida are not Cuban. They are Puerto Rican, Venezuelan, Colombian, Dominican. And interestingly culturally, they have a long-time animus with the Cubans. But again, I’m not running the Trump campaign.
There’s also a very substantial problem in that when one has run a Presidential campaign, you understand the necessity—particularly when you are not opposed for renomination—of running a very lean overhead in the early months of the campaign, and hoarding your money for television, cable, radio, and digital advertising, maybe even telephones and text messages, in the final six to eight weeks. The Trump campaign has not done that; in fact, they have squandered their billion-dollar financial advantage, and they are now being out-bought in the swing states by Joe Biden at a level of four-to-one on [TV] broadcasts, six-to-one on cable, three-to-one on radio in those few places where they are on, and four-to-one on digital advertising. Sadly, these things do matter. It is a classical spending mistake. I think Brad Parscale [former Trump re-election campaign manager] is responsible for it; you might notice he is no longer with the campaign.
Three Obstacles to Trump’s Re-Election
So you have the same set of institutional problems we discussed before. The three major obstacles for the President’s re-election:
The corporate-owned news media that simply doesn’t report anything negative on Joe Biden and the Democrats, magnifies any error by the President, and then in many cases, just prints outright falsehoods about the campaign, the country, and so on. That would not be such a problem if the work-around of access to the social media platforms which we had in 2016 was still in place. But unfortunately, we have seen a systematic program of censorship on all of the social media platforms of Republicans and Christians and Libertarians and conservatives and Trump supporters; and that is now manifesting itself.
Attorney General William Barr has had more than sufficient time to bring anti-trust actions against every one of these companies; he has not done so. I have no long-term confidence that, particularly if Biden should win, that Special Counsel John Durham is going to charge anyone. I think even if the President does win, there’s a substantial chance that Durham won’t charge anyone either. Which is outrageous, because, as you know, the classified documents now prove definitively that John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, Andrew Weissman, and others, Susan Rice, Ambassador Samantha Power all engaged in treasonous, criminal seditious activities. We know now definitively that there was not a rich mosaic of evidence justifying the opening of the Mueller investigation as James Comey claimed. There was one fabricated document; a document that the FBI knew was fabricated from day one, and they based an entire attempted coup d’état on that document.
This is disgraceful, but I must observe that we do have a two-tiered justice system. This is a system in which people like Roger Stone and General Michael Flynn are prosecuted for fabricated political crimes, while real criminals engaged in real treason go untouched.
It is very hard to understand, other than to say that as much as I love the President, I think he has received some bad advice. Most of it from Steve Bannon. Mr. Bannon turns out to be a neo-con quisling. Ignore his talk about nationalism or American sovereignty; that is all a smokescreen. Every major neo-con, including UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, Rex Tillerson (who was Secretary of State), H.R. McMaster (who was our National Security Advisor), even John Kelly (the White House Chief of Staff)—all of the neo-cons got there through the sufferance of Steve Bannon.
As I think most of you know, Mr. Bannon also lied on the stand during my trial. We know that definitively, because his sworn House Intelligence Committee testimony, when compared to his testimony at my trial, shows they are diametrically contradictory. Therefore, he either lied to the House Committee—exactly what I was charged with—or he lied on the stand at my trial. Knowing the facts, I can tell you he lied at my trial at the behest of Robert Mueller; proving yet again that he is not the patriot that he pretends to be.
With that, I’m happy to take a few questions. I’m on my way to a speech, but I’m happy to entertain questions while I can.